Created by Fairchild Hiller to sell the Turbo Porter aircraft, this industrial film gives a great overview of the plane and shows it in various roles including as a military platform. The Pilatus PC-6 Porter is a single-engined Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) utility aircraft designed by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. First flown in 1959, the PC-6 continues in production at Pilatus Flugzeugwerke in Stans, Switzerland. It has been built in both piston engine and turboprop powered versions... Topics: Fairchild, Turbo Porter, STOL, aircraft, CIA, AU-23A, Peacemaker, turboprop, Pilatus Aircraft
"The United States has Top Gun and Red Flag. The Air Forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have their own air combat programs" -- description from box. Topics: vhs, aircraft, fighter planes Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
"..a hard hitting account of this aviation giant. Thrill to combat footage capturing gun camera kills of the German ME-109, FW-190 and even Hitler's Superplane, the ME-262 jet."-- description from box. Topics: vhs, WW2, aircraft Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
"This program focuses on the months of testing leading up to the first test flight of the 777."-- description from box. Topics: vhs, aircraft, 777, Boeing Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
"Striking fear across the battlefields of the world, no weapon system has become so lethal so quickly as the attack helicopter" -- description from box. Topics: vhs, helicopters, military aircraft Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Created in the 1960s as the helicopter came into maturity as a transportation method, this fascinating Sikorsky film promotes the use of 'copters to supplement the transportation system and use the broad highway in the sky -- to reduce traffic congestion on the highways and eliminate gaps in efficiency. Chicago and Honolulu are shown -- where helicopters perform critical taxi service -- as well as cities in Europe where helicopters have been employed with great success. A large portion of... Topics: Sikorsky, helicopter, Los Angeles Airways, Sabena, S-61, aircraft
Depicts techniques, materials and equipment developed in using aircraft for mosquito control. Indicates the kind of situation in which such control may economically and feasibly be applied. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: public health, mosquitoes, aircraft, pesticide
"In air-to-air dogfights, F-4 Phantom Interceptors enjoyed a 5 to 1 kill ratio over the North Vietnamese MiG fighters which filled the skies over Hanoi. And during close-air support missions along the perimeter of the Khe Sanh Marine Base, F-4 Phantoms strafed, fired rockets and dropped napalm on advancing Viet Cong and NVA Positions until B-52 Arc Light bombers arrived to help lift the 66 Days Siege" -- description from box. Topics: vhs, aircraft, Vietnam War Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
In 1958, Pan Am Airlines inaugurated a new service to London from the USA: Flight 1000. This was the first jet airline service to Europe by Pan Am. This film commemorates that flight and the preparations which led up to it. Features a Boeing 707 aircraft which, it is noted, has a longer wing span than the entire distance of the Wright Bros. first flight. The "Jet Age" had truly arrived.This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military,... Topics: Pan Am, 707, Jet Age, Boeing Aircraft, stewardess, transatlantic, jet, passenger plane
A film created by the Boeing Company to promote the new 747 aircraft, "Assignment 747" features one of the most basic devices known to man to sell a new product -- sex appeal in the form of gorgeous blonde actress Bernadette Pelletier. Pelletier's "dumb blonde" character asks all the stupid questions and -- in a cringe-worthy gag at the end of the film -- manages to blow her assignment. Features many different airline liveries including Pan Am, TWA, Japan Air Lines,... Topics: 747, aircraft, Boeing, Pan Am, TWA, airlines, stewardesses, world travel, jet age
This sound newsreel dates from 1942 and begins with the fighting on the Eastern Front as Russian forces defend Stalingrad. As shown in the film, they eventually force the German Sixth Army to surrender, a major turning point in the war. The second half of the film shows events in the Pacific, where a U.S. carrier task force led by "Carrier X" (actually the USS Yorktown with USS Lexington) battles Japanese planes in the Battle of the Coral Sea. (Apparently due to secrecy concerns... Topics: Stalingrad, WWII, Battle of the Coral Sea, USS Yorktown, aircraft carrier, naval combat, WW2,...
Created by North American Aviation, this historic film shows the flight test program for the XB-70 Valkyrie at Edwards AFB in California including the first flight at supersonic speeds, and the various tests made prior to undertaking a flight at Mach 3.0 -- three times the speed of sound or 2200 miles an hour. The North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie was the prototype of the B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration strategic bomber for the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command. North American... Topics: Cold War, North American Aviation, flight test, Edwards AFB, NASA, Air Force, supersonic aircraft,...
Created in 1965, "1400 Zulu" is a classic British propaganda and recruiting film that profiles the Royal Navy's operations around the world: from the Caribbean to Aden to the Suez Canal and beyond. It's a job that involves hundreds of ships and tens of thousands of men both above, on and below the water of all the world's oceans. The film shows some of the newest weapons in the RN's arsenal including nuclear submarines, missile systems and the Guided Missile Destroyer HMS... Topics: Cold War, Royal Navy, Harrier Jump Jet, Blackburn Buccaneer, aircraft carrier, destroyer, cruiser,...
"You are there via actual footage of dogfights, bombing raids, strafing runs, and planning sessions."-- description from box. Topics: vhs, aircraft, vietnam war Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX